• Design and Modelling of Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Harvesting Systems
  • Fantuzzi, Marco <1987>


  • ING-INF/02 Campi elettromagnetici


  • The escalation of the Internet-of-Everything topicality has motivated an increased interest in both academia and industry research for efficient solutions enabling self-sustained smart operations. From the maintenance point of view, indeed, battery-less strategies represent the most valuable way for distributed zero-power standalone electronics. With this purpose, different scavenging techniques are being adopted, gathering energy from different sources such as mechanical, solar, thermal and electromagnetic waves. Due to the wide spread of wireless communication systems, the latter technology has recently benefited a renewed interest. This Ph.D. research activity has been focused on the investigation of new efficient solutions for radiofrequency energy harvesting and wireless power transmission techniques, aiming at improving the state of the art, by also taking into account the imperative necessity of eco-friendly materials for the development of green electronics. The combination of radiofrequency energy harvesting and ultra-wideband techniques is also proposed as possible candidate for future RFID systems. These functionalities are integrated in a novel, compact and low-profile tag, whose details are provided thoroughly from both electromagnetic and nonlinear circuit viewpoints. Results validation is provided through experimental characterization. Compatibility with the environment is assured by implementation with recyclable material. This concept is then extended with the investigation of more elaborated energy scavenging architectures, including rectenna arrays. Finally, a near-field wireless power transmission system is presented on low-cost materials, therefore suitable for possible mass-market deployment.


  • 2018-05-11


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Fantuzzi, Marco (2018) Design and Modelling of Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Harvesting Systems, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Ingegneria elettronica, telecomunicazioni e tecnologie dell'informazione , 30 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/8400.